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Gardening Year - November

By admin On July 31, 2008 No Comments

Winter may be just around the corner but there is still plenty to enjoy in your garden. True, you may find you need to wear a layer or two more as temperatures plummet but who cares when there is that wonderfully Novemberish feel to the air and when so many trees and shrubs are still decked with the last of their fiery display of reds, oranges and golds, some studded with brightly coloured berries.

Heavy dews and frosts are commonplace and the garden is definately moving towards its slow moving wintry state and yes, you can slow down too. Make sure you allow yourself a little bit of time in the garden to enjoy what’s there and get on with a bit of constructive healthy outdoor exercise.

Gardening Year - October

By admin On July 31, 2008 No Comments

Autumn has definately arrived and you will notice a distinct change in temperature and light levels, but any feeling of sadness that you may have that summer has finally gone now can surely be banished by looking at the wonderful array of autumn fruits of all types and the extraordinarily beautiful colours of the changing foliage. It is a great time to work in the garden as temperatures are obviously considerably cooler but at the same time it is still very good weather for planting.

Shorter day lengths will however mean that if you go out to work you will have to do most of your gardening in a snatched few minutes on your return home or at the weekends, or if you are feeling really in the gardening mood, in the odd day taken off work.

Gardening Year - September

By admin On July 31, 2008 No Comments

Late summer early autumn weather is great but also variable and it brings with it a host of things that you should try to get done in your garden.

Many view September as one of the best months for planting and if you grow fruit or vegetables then September will also provide you with plenty of reminders about why growing your own is so good.

So combine a bit of hard work with some serious munching of fruit or home grown vegetables and you will find that this month has the potential to be one of your favourite months in the garden.

August Gardening Essentials - Ponds

By admin On July 29, 2008 No Comments

Ponds and Water Features

Top up water levels in ponds and water features.

Pick or cut off deteriorating pond and marginal plant leaves.

August Gardening Essentials - Fruit

By admin On July 29, 2008 No Comments


Cut back any summer fruiting raspberries not dealt with already.

Finish pruning cordon apples and pears.

Plant new strawberry plants in open ground or in containers.